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water jet
Problem with water jet being material usage, with an oddly shaped object like a shepherd's hook stake, you'd have a difficult time nesting a bunch of these together closely, unless you chan...

In GEAR » 7075-T6 Alum vs. Titanium Stakes
June 23, 9:38pm

Not really a valid calculation...
You're not taking into account the moduli of the materials, which really makes a large difference in a calculation such as this, if I'm thinking about it correctly. Unfortunately my mech...

In GEAR » 7075-T6 Alum vs. Titanium Stakes
June 23, 7:44pm

Is adjustable length a necessary characteristic of a trekking pole for you? My solution was making my own, but they are fixed-length (made from golf club shafts). Very inexpensive, relatively...

In GEAR » Poles: What are you all buying when you don't have $170 to shell out for LT4's?
June 23, 5:43pm

Re: Re: 7075-T6 Alum vs. Titanium Stakes
"On a more practical note: putting a hook into 7075-T6 Al alloy may actually be difficult, and may weaken or crack the aluminium. You might like to check how much damage is done to the alumini...

In GEAR » 7075-T6 Alum vs. Titanium Stakes
June 23, 5:41pm

Lawson, Do you have some backup data for your calculations? I just ran a quick and dirty on these two materials, using a simple cantilevered round beam approximation, and my numbers aren't ...

In GEAR » 7075-T6 Alum vs. Titanium Stakes
June 23, 5:36pm

Another MT101 wearer here. Also sized up 1/2 size Also run in them Also love them dearly Can't go wrong with them, IMO

In GEAR » I need new shoes?
June 22, 7:59pm

I'm not sure it's been mentioned, but you're 22oz short on the weight of the pack. Its listed weight is 101oz, that is a horrendously heavy pack, many people on here have entire pack w...

In Gear Lists » Trying this Ultralight thing...
June 21, 9:54pm

I bought a siltarp 1 a few months back. Set it up in light rain in my backyard, and it leaked more water than it shed. I also have an Oware (8x10) and it does not suffer this problem, though it d...

In GEAR » 5'X8' tarp. Oware flat tarp or Integral Designs?
June 21, 8:17pm

GG strap mods
A few months back, I recall a thread where someone replaced the straps on their GG pack with some contoured straps as are found on pretty much every other mfg's packs. As I remember, it turned...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gorilla Shoulder Strap Mod
June 18, 9:42am

We're technologizing the backcountry, not a fan of the idea at all. I'm a techno nerd (engineer) and appreciate the cool factor of the technology, but the backcountry is for escaping the p...

In GEAR » QR Codes + Trail Signs
June 17, 9:22pm

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e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
Bought a pair of shoes from them (Montrail Mountain Masochists) and got them quickly, as advertised, for a good price. Ordered an Integral Designs Siltarp which leaked terribly out of the box (not ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:32pm